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Allhomes is seeking your feedback

By Allhomes 28 March 2013 37

Would you like to be involved in the new look and feel of allhomes.com.au?

allhomes.com.au is about to undergo some major changes. Work is being done to update the website’s design, in terms of both presentation and functionality. Do you have suggestions for us? We want your feedback!

We will be holding a public focus group, 5.30pm next Thursday 4th April at Allhomes HQ (Kingston, ACT).

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Evil_Kitten 11:34 pm 29 Apr 13

Looks great! I like how it’s been modernised but still feels the same. I hate it when websites COMPLETELY change and it takes you ages to find where everything is.

beardedclam 3:13 pm 26 Apr 13

Allhomes is a product of Peter Blackshaw
Read all your sales documents, it is buried in there somewhere that the sales info will be made public.

NoImRight 12:31 pm 26 Apr 13

MrPC said :

I want a system whereby bogus listings can be reported, and hidden, when their listings are patently false.

I’m sick of seeing ads for rental properties that are in the wrong suburb, contain the wrong number of bedrooms, or that contain any information in the body text that contradicts the information in the searchable keywords. Like when you see ads for rooms in share houses pop up in the rental area instead of the separate share house area.

Ditto seeing ads for houses that haven’t been built polluting the house and land sales area.

Along with a “Report” button, where multiple reports for the same listing party will result in suspension from future listings for a commitment is made that they will enter valid data in future, I also would like to see an option that when you submit a report you get the option to hide all future listings from this party for six months.

Publicise these features and you’ll force listing parties to do the right thing by the community or know they will be shunned.

You raise some interesting points…I guess.Not once had this problem but maybe Ive been lucky? In any case I hope they add your “terminate” button 🙂

Holden Caulfield 10:56 am 26 Apr 13

Bump. 😉

MrPC 11:52 pm 16 Apr 13

I want a system whereby bogus listings can be reported, and hidden, when their listings are patently false.

I’m sick of seeing ads for rental properties that are in the wrong suburb, contain the wrong number of bedrooms, or that contain any information in the body text that contradicts the information in the searchable keywords. Like when you see ads for rooms in share houses pop up in the rental area instead of the separate share house area.

Ditto seeing ads for houses that haven’t been built polluting the house and land sales area.

Along with a “Report” button, where multiple reports for the same listing party will result in suspension from future listings for a commitment is made that they will enter valid data in future, I also would like to see an option that when you submit a report you get the option to hide all future listings from this party for six months.

Publicise these features and you’ll force listing parties to do the right thing by the community or know they will be shunned.

bigred 8:46 pm 16 Apr 13

Allhomes works well. A few months ago I wanted to let a property and wasn’t sure about employing an agent or not. I put up a very tentative listing and had a suitable tenant within 40 minutes of listing.

Evil_Kitten 6:52 pm 16 Apr 13

Zan said :

HardBallGets said :


PS is it true Allhomes is run by Peter Blackshaw?

I was told some years ago that it was a journalist who was working at the Canberra Times, but I won’t name names.

I thought it was a lady – she used to be on the ads? I’m sure she introduced herself on the ads as the owner or similar.

Allhomes 4:37 pm 16 Apr 13

We’d like to thank everyone for the feedback we’ve received here. Over the past few weeks we have held a series of public focus groups, collected responses to our online survey, as well as documented the responses to this thread.

We have received a lot of extremely helpful feedback and we’d like to thank everyone for their participation and enthusiasm! Please do continue to provide your suggestions either via email to info@allhomes.com.au or by filling in our online survey at https://www.research.net/s/allhomescomau.

We’re now getting very close to launching the new and improved allhomes.com.au. We will certainly let you know when this happens so you can check it out and let us know your thoughts!

Genie 3:42 pm 29 Mar 13

Only thing I dislike about allhomes… And it’s not even their fault.. It people who insist on selling via auction or by negotiation and don’t list a starting price.

I skip straight over properties listed this way because its too much of a hassle with the real estate agents to get a price point.

Hosinator 1:44 pm 29 Mar 13

I love the site as it is and check it daily. In comparison to Domain.com and realestate.com it’s well ahead in terms of functionality and more importantly usability.
We show the site to friends and family from interstate who may not have seen it and the feedback we get is that it’s the best real estate site they’ve seen.

Please don’t change a thing.

Zan 1:14 pm 29 Mar 13

HardBallGets said :


PS is it true Allhomes is run by Peter Blackshaw?

I was told some years ago that it was a journalist who was working at the Canberra Times, but I won’t name names.

Zan 1:11 pm 29 Mar 13

Taken from Allhomes.com.au

7.9 ACT Data:
Territory Data is information supplied by the Australian Capital Territory Government (ACT Government) regarding ACT property sales. Territory Data comprises the information categories below:
(a) Transfer Dates
(b) Sales prices
(c) Sales Data
(d) Block areas
(e) Division/Names
(f) Section & Block or Unit numbers
(g) Street Addresses
(h) Volumes and Folios
(i) Lease purpose codes
Territory Data is the property of the ACT. No part of it may in any form or by any means be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted without express written permission.

Battlecat 10:46 am 29 Mar 13

HardBallGets said :

You should seek owners’ permission before you publish the price they paid for their home.

You published my purchase price, then I asked you to remove it, you said you would and then you did, and now it’s back there for everyone to see.

My understanding is that this information is already publicly available and is used by all sorts of organisations and agencies for all sorts of purposes. So Allhomes is simply making already public information easier to access. If you’re worried about this being public you should complain to the government, I’m sure it’s them that are collecting and disseminating it.

youami 10:40 am 29 Mar 13

HardBallGets said :

HardBallGets said :

You should seek owners’ permission before you publish the price they paid for their home.

You published my purchase price, then I asked you to remove it, you said you would and then you did, and now it’s back there for everyone to see.

Forgive me quoting my own post rather than the multiple posts to which I am replying now. Bit neater this way.

I acknowledge that some people support that the personal information of others should be freely available to the public. Other people are more concerned about personal privacy. Where each of us draws the line is a person (sometimes legal) thing.

In this case I’m referring to Allhomes publishing the previous purchase prices of every property, regardless of whether that property is for sale. Furthermore they do so without the permission of the person who made the purchase.

My house isn’t for sale, so why should Allhomes display the amount I paid for it? How do they obtain that information? As a private company existing for profit, their “product” is information which they provide on a commercial basis. With regard to previous purchase prices, what gives them the right to profit from disclosing that which is the personal information of others?

Here’s an example: Do you think that it would be OK if someone set up a website that you can search to see the previous purchase prices of everybody’s cars? Should I be able to input your rego number, and then see how much you paid for that car just because that information is of interest to some people? Might be helpful to someone who wants to buy that car, but (a) is it right to publish it, and (b) is it right to publish the price when the owner has no intent to sell?

In my case there’s another aspect that responders to my original post have not addressed. As soon as Allhomes published my purchase price, I asked them to remove it and they acknowledged that I had the right to do that and agreed to do so immediately. Years later, and without communicating with me in any way about the situation, they have again published what they agreed to not publish.

I don’t care if they publish your purchase price, and I support you if you think it’s great that they do. My concern is about my information, who has access to it, how they gain access to it, how they use if for personal profit, and what they publish after being asked and agreeing not to.

It is not allhomes that hold that information anyway as I think it is Australian Property Monitors (APM); domain.com.au also gives you previous selling price and a myriad of other websites and organisations. Get over it, it is not your information at all. And remember that the property market is only worth the amount people are prepared to pay, having your purchase price amongst the cohort of others is a good yardstick. You’re not a public servant by any chance?

Sandman 9:44 am 29 Mar 13

JimCharles said :

screaming banshee said :

Better search refinement. Fix the sort functions, try searching for commercial properties sorted by size or price. Ability to see all properties in a region, rather than having to go into each suburb

That’s a good one. Pin a point on the map, then show all available properties within 1km, 2km etc….ignore the suburb boundaries.

Agree. That’s about the only gripe I’ve ever had on the site.

Please don’t do a complete redesign like last time. The ease and familiarity is one of the sites most endearing features and the clean and uncluttered layout makes it head and shoulders better than any other real estate website.

Please for the love of god don’t do anything silly like trying to open up Allclassifieds to an Australia wide market either. It works because its mainly local.

FioBla 9:42 am 29 Mar 13

They should release a daily newspaper, like domain.com.au does.

(seriously, though, the domain/realestate.com.au iPad apps are amazeballs).

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